Kidnapping & Assault Investigation

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LEONI TWP - Police are investigating an assault and kidnapping case in eastern Jackson County. At about 10 o'clock Monday night a woman was found in the 2100 block of Gilletts Lake Road in Leoni Township. She said she had been abducted while walking on a road about half a mile away, and that she had been beaten, bound, and left in the woods. Blackman-Leoni Public Safety detectives say the woman was hospitalized and her injuries are consistent with an assault.

Investigators say the woman's memory is fragmented, and she does not recall her attacker. She could have been gone for as long as 24 hours. The 30 year old woman is from Jackson, but was visiting a friend nearby.

Anyone who saw anything unusual Sunday and Monday in the 2100 block of Gilletts Lake Road in Leoni Township is asked to call the Blackman-Leoni Public Safety Safety Department Detectives at 517-990-9700 and ask for Det. Sgt. Chris Boulter or Det. Sgt. Joseph Merritt.

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